Tag Archives: Pork

Hawaiian Style Steamed Red Snapper

Menu
-Crispy Spring Rolls with a Spicy Pineapple Sauce
-Spam Musubi
-Chinese-Style Steamed Red Snapper
-Steamed Japanese Rice
-Vegetable Tempura
-Char Sui

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The Line Up (and Valentina)

This was a crazy night! I made the snapper!

Crispy Spring Rolls with a Spicy Pineapple Sauce

Crispy Spring Rolls with a Spicy Pineapple Sauce

These were amazing and so was the sauce. I wanted to eat them all.

Char Sui

Char Sui

Char Sui is a pork dish that’s flavored with ginger among other spices. I plated it on the vegetable tempura, because we ran out of rice.

Spam Musubi

Spam Musubi

I actually liked this dish. I liked spam. Even better, my family loved it.

Me with the Fish!

Me with the Fish!

That is a salmon. I had to scale him, which was an interesting experience. The scales like to fly off at weird angles and get everywhere. Even when the scaling is done in a trash bag.

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After I scaled him, I steamed him with veggies. After he was steamed, I heated up some oil until it was smoking. Then I poured it over him! It was so cool! Here he is all dressed up.

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He was delicious. Chef offered us extra credit to eat one of his eye balls. Seeing as this was something I would never do in real life, I decided to do it. That was a mistake. Fish Eye Ball tastes like straight up fish oil. That’s not terrible if you like fish, but I don’t. There was a moment when I couldn’t get the fish down my throat, but I wasn’t going to spit it out so I was just holding it in. Everyone was watching me just hold it in my mouth. It was terrible. There’s also this hard chalky part to the eye ball which is actually a fish cataract. The fish taste wouldn’t leave my tongue all night.

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Robin kissing Mr. Fish

Southern Fried Chicken

Menu
-Southern Fried Chicken with Cream Gravy
-Pan-Roasted Butternut Squash and Turnips
-Slow cooked Greens
-Carolina Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Carolina style BBQ Sauce and Sandwich Slaw
-Banana Pudding

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The Line Up

I love the south!

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Southern Fried Chicken with Cream Gravy with Pan-Roasted Butternut Squash and Turnips and Slow cooked Greens

This chicken was amazing! It had been brined the night before so it was nice and juicy. I loved the Roasted Butternut Squash and I was surprised by the greens.

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Carolina Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Carolina style BBQ Sauce and Sandwich Slaw

We’ve made so many BBQ’s now, they’re all starting to run together, but what makes the Carolina BBQ special is spice and the vinegar. The slaw was a perfect complement to this sandwich too. I could have eaten 10.

Banana Pudding

Banana Pudding

My mom loved this one. The Banana’s were caramelized by the hot custard.

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My poor car was so loaded down with all the food/supplies.

Central Plains Pork Medallions

Tonight everything clicked. It felt like I finally knew what to do in the kitchen. I only read my recipes like 5 times (instead of 15). Everything flowed.

Menu
Corn and Wild Rice Cakes (Click for the recipe)
-Morel Mushrooms and Spinach
-Pork Medallions with Blueberry Sauce
-Brussels Sprouts with Mushrooms
-Macaroni and Cheese
-Prep Pizza Dough and Dry Rub for the Kansas City BBQ Ribs

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The Line Up

So I made the Corn and Rice Cakes (I also prepped the pizza dough). When I was sauteing the they started popping like popcorn. It was so scary! But Chef said the were cooked properly so I was really excited!

For those of you who don’t know Morels are really expensive mushrooms. They are weird, but when paired the spinach they weren’t that bad.

Corn and Wild Rice Cakes topped with Morel Mushrooms and Spinach

Corn and Wild Rice Cakes on top of Morel Mushrooms and Spinach

Chef said the plating was really nice. It was my idea 😀

Pork Medallions with Blueberry Sauce, Brussels Sprouts with Mushrooms, and Macaroni and Cheese

Pork Medallions with Blueberry Sauce, Brussels Sprouts with Mushrooms, and Macaroni and Cheese

The pork medallions were really nice especially with the blueberry sauce. I was surprised by how good the sauce was. I loved the brussel sprouts. They were really tasty since the had been sauteed

Our mac and cheese was amazing! It was creamy and amazing. We topped it with bread crumbs so it was nice and crunchy.